Gerro, Minos and Him (lighting design)

Gerro, Minos and Him (2012)

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Gerro, Minos and Him is about three men thrown into an empty room, trying to figure out a way to spend their time together. Here the game starts, right in front of the audience. Here they dive into an on-going transformation of bodies and relationships. Using exclusively what is there – their imagination, their own bodies, and both those of their partners and the audience – they extract themselves from the actual room of the theatre to shape fictional spaces that collide with the empty stage and in-between themselves. Together with the audience, they part for a surreal journey where games are just as playful as they are dangerous, as touching as they are repulsing, as stringent as absurd. They are sucked into a maelstrom of shouts, small dances, kabuki love scenes and tribal singings. Their condition shifts from loneliness to togetherness, from burning to shining, from shading to renewal. Their movements meander between the grotesque and the subtle.

choreography, dance
Simon Tanguy, Aloun Marchal, Roger Sala Reyner

lighting design
Pablo Fontdevila

artistic advise
Katerina Bakatsaki, Benoît Lachambre, Igor Dobricic

Het Veem Theater

Musée de la danse – CCNRB
Zeitraumexit Mannheim

with support from
Institut Français d’Amsterdam
Institut Néerlandais de Paris
Dansbyrȧn Gothenburg
Konstnärsnämnden – Swedish Arts Grants Committee

The City of Stuttgart’s Dance and Theater Price 2013
Danse Élargie 2010 (2nd)

premiered at Something Raw Festival – Theater De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam, NL)

– Le Quartz (Brest, FR)
– New Baltic Dance Festival (Vilnius, LT)
– Onyx, Nantes (FR)
– Nordwind Festival (Berlin, DE)
– Théâtre Sévelin 36 (Lausanne, CH)
– Festival BIPOD (Beirut, LI)
– La Passerelle (Saint Brieuc, FR)
– Biennale de la Danse (Lyon, FR)
– Diver Festival (Tel–Aviv, IL)
– Festival Next, Le Gymnase | CDC de Roubaix (Roubaix, FR)
– Ice Hot Festival Nordic Dance Platform (Oslo, NO)
– Danse Élargie Suite n° 2, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris Aux Abbesses (Paris, FR)
– The Place (London, UK)
– L’Usine (Geneva, CH)
– Gessnerallee (Zurich, CH)
– Mousonturm (Frankfurt, DE)
– Festival Twee Takt (Utrecht, NL)
– Theaterhaus Stuttgart (Stuttgart, DE)
– Aerowaves Spring Forward Festival – Tanzhaus (Zurich, CH)
– Dampfzentrale (Bern, CH)
– PimOFF Festival (Milan, IT)
– Scène La Parenthèse, Festival d’Avignon (Avignon, FR)
– Something Raw Festival – Theater De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam, NL)
– Zeitraumexit (Mannheim, DE)
– Springdance Festival (Utrecht, NL)
– Het Veem Theater (Amsterdam, NL)